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on the same pakistan-based group that attacked mumbai in 2008. this time, mumbai was better prepared, but the violence would inflame tension between two old enemies, india and pakistan, both nuclear powers. richard engel, nbc news, cairo. >>> and here in our new york studios our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. andr andrea, i don't need to tell you, this is your line of work. you ask any u.s. official what keeps you up at night, and they answer, these two countries, nuclear nations, and especially pakistan. >> pakistan is about to pass france as the fifth greatest nuclear power in the world and they're on a hair trigger. there's no hot line between india and pakistan, only last week, diplomats from both countries meeting out at stanford university trying to talk about establishing a hotline. so unlike the cold war, there is no communication, they could have an accident. this time india has said in the past that they were restrained three years ago when it was proved that pakistan was behind the attack, they were restrained by the u.s., by the rest of the world, th
of pakistan. he also revealed that up to 20 top al qaeda leaders from pakistan, yemen, and somalia were identified from laden's compound and are now on america's target list. topping that list, american-born clericÑi anwar al awlaki, leade of al qaeda in yemen, considered the greatest terrorist threat to the united states, the so-called christmas day bomber, was trained and equipped by al qaeda in yemen. panetta confirmed today that the cia has joined the u.s. military in launching air strikes aimed at taking out the leadership of al qaeda in yemen and warned the u.s. must remain relentless in pursuit of al qaeda. >> i think now is the moment, now is the moment, following what happened with bin laden to put maximum pressure on them because i do believe that if we continue this effort that we can really cripple al qaeda. >> reporter: despite the progress, panetta warns that al qaeda still remains a serious threat, and even after his success at the cia in bringing down bin laden, panetta says that al qaeda itself will still be a top priority of his in his new job at the pentagon. lester.
after "the wall street journal" reporter captured and killed in pakistan. richard has spent the better part of this past decade covering this nation's dual wars. and a few days back, we all gathered for the retirement of craig white, our nbc news chief photographer. craig has been our go-to guy for years. by the way, the video he shot of the firefight beneath an airport on baghdad road early in the invasion is the best photograph y in this era. that was his camera when david bloom roared across the desert and when richard engel came out with his combat unit just a few months back. craig says he's going sailing with his wife and he will, but i say we'll see craig again. >>> when we come back, a royal couple honored. >>> it's been just two months since the royal wedding that received global attention. and now will and kate are on their first official trip together as husband and wife. it's kate's first-ever trip to north america. which will bring them to los angeles a week from tomorrow. but they're beginning tonight in canada and the well behaved and reserved people of that great nation
the pentagon released a tape seized in sunday's raid in pakistan, purported to be osama bin laden's last will and testament. the tape runs about three minutes. [ cheers and applause ]
this morning. the fbi has arrested a man accused of being an agent for pakistan's state intelligence service who allegedly funneled roughly $2 million in contributions to u.s. political candidates and organizations without disclosing his connections to the pakistani government. the fbi says the man's goal was to tilt u.s. policy against indian control in kashmir. >>> a mother and her three young daughters died when their vehicle drove into a washed out section of a wyoming highway and was swept away by a raging creek. only the father managed to escape. >>> in california witnesses say a hiker was swept over a waterfall at yosemite national park. a search and rescue operation was suspended overnight and will resume in the morning. >>> this morning in shanghai eight-time all-star 7'6" center yao ming announced his retirement from the nba at age 30 due to a series of foot and leg injuries. nba commissioner david stern called the chinese star "a testament to the globalization of our game." >>> for the second time in a week sicily's mount etna has has spewed lava and molten rock closing down the i
identified key al qaeda leaders in pakistan, yemen, somalia. one of those leaders is the designated successor to osama bin ladin urge a senior member of iran's revolutionary guards threatened u.s. carriers would be targeted if iran comes under threat from the u.s. or the west. the latest comments from the general following ten days of war games, the exercises included the unveiling of missile shelters, that iran says are capable of multiple launches. iran has stated its missiles can reach israel and u.s. military bases in that region. >>> in an effort to get guns off the streets of east palo alto. people who turned in their guns received an american express card. the program provides community members a safe venue and incentive to remove unwanted guns from their homes. >> most people are just excited or happy that there's an avenue, they have been wanting to get rid of the weapons in the past, now that they can actually get funding for it, with no questions asked -- >> city councilman reports 45 weapons were turned in, including 7 assault weapons and two handguns. >>> schools in california ca
just months after india resumed peace talks with pakistan. so far, no group has taken responsibility for the bombings and indian officials are not speculating on who may have been responsible for the blasts. secretary of state hillary clinton says she will proceed with plans to visit the country next week. >>> now, here's a look at other stories making news "early today" in america. video from a dash cam has three tennessee sheriff deputies in hot water. the officers took down an allegedly intoxicated man and then repeatedly punched, kicked and tased him. although the man was handcuffed and half naked, the officers claimed he was resisting arrest. the incident is under investigation and all three officers have been placed on administrative leave. >>> an attorney in louisiana is being forced to answer some tough questions. after surveillance video showedá him fighting in a bar located in the town he represents. the attorney said he was defending himself and sued the bar for lack of security. the owners countersued, saying the attorney's bar tab was unpaid. >>> in ohio, a 19-year-old
is the ringleader in a scheme to illegally export paint to pakistan. that paint is allegedly used in construction of a pakistan nuclear plant. many experts fear that plant will produce plutonium. 51-year-old was arrested at an atlanta airport last month. the uc-santa cruz grad charged with violating u.s. export laws and conspiracy in connection with the paint purchase by the chip ease government. the felony charges, carry a maximum penalty of 65 years in prison and $1 million in fines. >>> he loved to fish and loved the 49ers. friends and family gathered in san francisco today to remember, one of the victims of last woke's boating accident in mexico. this follows the news that the coast guard is calling off the search for survivors of the accident. nbc bay area's reporter shows us how loved ones are remembering the only official casualty. >> reporter: it was a scene, leslie ye wouldn't have cared for much. friends and family gathering at a san francisco church to talk about his life. >> my gnats doesn't like publicity, humble. he wouldn't like this big commotion about him. >> there was plenty to
. chris: the back story. andrea. >> we have been focusing on all of this, pakistan is doing petty things with our intelligence folks and even holding a cabinet level official and his entourage who arrived last week. he was held at the airport just checking over their passports. while that is going on, very, very quietly in new york resuming negotiations or talks between the u.s. and northcc1: korea. >> newt gingrich is about to lunch his third and final presidential campaign of the year, this one to retire his debt from the first two campaigns. he is $1 million in debt, not counting what he owes to private firms. this will take him all the way through iowa. that is the goal now. chris: what is his purpose? >> just to retire the campaign. chris: when we come back, the big question of the week, have turning point on how president obama will be conversationed up by history? be right back. cc1:cc1:cc1:cc1: c: chris: welcome back. this week's big question, when history looks at the obama presidency, will this debt crisis of the last several weeks be a turning point? > no question that itcc wi
.s. relations with pakistan are getting icier as drone attacks are intensifying following this suspension of one-third to u.s. military aid to pakistan. u.s. slammed pakistan's reluctance to fight afghan militants along its border. >>> a government accountability report released today finds the system for detecting medicaid and medicare fraud are inadequate and underused. billion of dollars and claims are paid out each year, according to the report. >>> final spacewalk of the nasa era is conducted today. it won't be conducted by atlanta's astronauts. two space station residents will execute the walk to retrieve a broken pump. meantime, the landing plan for the "atlantis" has changed. it will now touchdown in the predawn hours of july 21st at the kennedy space center. >>> meantime, all eyes are going to be on sergeant scott moore at the marine corps ball this november when he shows up with movie star mila kunis on his arm. he asked her to the ball on youtube. take a look. >> hey, mila. sergeant moore. you can call me scott. i just want to take a moment out of my day to ask you to the marine corps
. they are investigating the raid that killed the al qaeda leader and heightened tensions between pakistan and the united states. >>> jury selection begins today in federal court in washington, d.c. in the trial of pitching great roger clemens, accused of lying to congress in 2008, saying he never used performa e performance-enhancing drugs during his 23-season career. >>> a body found in a creek is not missing indiana university student lauren spiere referen s. it is not yet identified, but it definitely not spierer. >>> with the shuttle program about to come to an end, guess who these are tough times for? john glenn, first american to orbit the earth. we heard tough talk from him on what this era means. that, and more, when we see you tonight. natalie, back to up. >>> a look at what's trending today. a quick roundup of what has you talking online. web traffic surged tuesday as the casey anthony verdict was read. news websites saw a jump of 2 million views per minute to 3.3 million views per minute. meantime, kim kardashian sending her shocked tweet about the acquittal. others shot back at the reality
a role in this. pakistan condemned the bombings as they started talking again about the differences since the 2008 attacks. natalie? >> michelle kosinski, thank you. secretary of state hillary clinton heads to turkey as she kicks off a 12-day tour, topping her to do list, increasing pressure on moammar gadhafi. she said his days in power are quote numbered. >>> a water war is being waged on capitol hill where the house passed a bill that would cut the epa power to overrule decisions on water quality. the white house threatened to veto the bill saying it would undue four decades of progress. >>> will she or won't she? former alaska governor sarah palin said she'll announce her plans for the 2012 presidential race in late august or early september. what she is saying now though is she believes she could beat president obama and could not see herself campaigning for one of the current candidates. >>> astronauts from the shuttle "atlantis" and international space station will get time off. the final shuttle has been in orbit for a week. the crew has been delivering food and supplies to last t
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